As mining plays a significant role in the economy of our nation, it is important for industry data to be freely available so that stakeholders can understand how the sector is performing.
In this document, Minerals Council Chief Economist, Henk Langenhoven, and his team, use data to showcase our industry, and provide some insight into what the numbers mean for our country and the future of our mining industry.
It is crucial for the Minerals Council to avail credible statistics, which paint an accurate picture of the South African mining sector. Statistics allow us to fulfil our mandate as the voice of the mining industry in South Africa. They also allow us to accurately represent the wider impact of mining on the country and help all South Africans to develop a better, more nuanced understanding of the current state of the mining industry.
The Minerals Council’s economics discipline plays a key role in gathering the data necessary for us and our members to properly understand the state of the sector and to work to improve its growth.
A Facts and Figures Pocketbook 2020 was published just before the Mining Indaba 2021 and has been distributed widely – it is also currently available on the Minerals Council website.
The pocketbook provides a snapshot of the industry and the impact that South Africa’s mineral wealth has on our everyday lives.